Raleigh, NC, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- November 18, 2009 - Electric, gas, and water utilities have now installed more than 4 million Sensus FlexNet™ communications systems endpoints – double the number installed last year at this time – and 10 percent of President Barak Obama’s recently announced goal of deploying 40 million smart meters over the next several years.
‘We’re experiencing the largest single grid modernization investment in U.S. history,” says Peter Mainz, president and CEO of Sensus.
Sensus currently has approximately 200 individual AMI smart grid deployment projects across water, electric, and gas utilities that are either on their way or that have been completed throughout the U.S. and Canada. These projects are being implemented by utilities ranging in size from several thousand to several million SmartPoint™ devices.
“Our customers expect IP-based open standards, real time, two way communications, interoperability, direct point-to-point connections, higher data rates and, as has been the case for years, reliability. The solutions provided by Sensus are designed to meet the needs of our customers as they move to better measure, manage, and control distributed resources,” says Mainz.
The FlexNet system offers 2 W of power for the transmission of data, statistics, and other usage information for utilities and consumers. Further, its primary use FCC licensed spectrum provides a clear path for value added features, including customer education, conservation, utility application interfaces, and integration with home area networks.